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Thermaltake's Iris Optical gaming mouse polls at 2 KHz
— 10:50 AM on April 20, 2018

Dragging windows around or even simply moving the mouse pointer feels smoother and clearer on a high-refresh display. However, refresh rate is only one piece...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices

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Thursday deals: huge monitors at cheap prices and more
— 12:28 PM on April 19, 2018

Hello, gerbils! Jeff's been hard at work on the review of AMD's latest Ryzen 2000-series processsors. It's safe to say that the company delivered...

Type: News story Tags: Motherboards Storage Displays Mobile computing

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WD's Ultrastar DC HC530 puts PMR to good use in 14 TB
— 2:46 PM on April 18, 2018

It wasn't all that long ago that hard drives still beat SSDs for physical density. That's not the case anymore (as proven by these...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Tuesday deals: a WD Black 512 GB for $170 and more
— 10:55 AM on April 17, 2018

Finally! Folks, this week I'm finally getting some sunshine! Sure, it's going to be miserable in the weekend, which is certainly not ideal, but...

Type: News story Tags: Power Storage Mobile computing

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Kingston's UV500 drives offer extra security over common SATA SSDs
— 12:45 PM on April 16, 2018

Savvy gerbils already know this, but once you're in the realm of solid-state storage, performance differences between similar drives become less relevant than feature sets....

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Thursday deals: a Ryzen 7 1700 for $220, a big-monitor party, and more
— 12:30 PM on April 12, 2018

A fair day to you, gerbils. At least I hope that yours is fair, as around here it's been gray and rainy for nearly 3...

Type: News story Tags: Cases Storage Displays

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Dell EMC and Fujitsu will put Intel FPGA accelerator cards in turn-key servers
— 10:23 AM on April 11, 2018

GPUs aren't the only kinds of compute accelerators finding their way into servers these days. Field-programmable gate arrays, or FPGAs, help bridge the gap between...

Type: News story Tags: Servers

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Intel Core i+ CPU bundles with Optane Memory hit e-tail shelves
— 8:30 AM on April 11, 2018

If you've been CPU shopping today, you may have noticed some weird new products on offer at e-tail shops. Don't be confused: the Core...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Storage

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Today's Patch Tuesday helps harden AMD CPUs against Spectre
— 1:41 PM on April 10, 2018

Today is April's Patch Tuesday for Microsoft operating systems, and AMD CPU owners will want to fire up Windows Update as soon as possible. This...

Type: News story Tags: CPUs Windows

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Tuesday deals: a 16-GB kit of 3000 MT/s RAM for $150 and more
— 11:56 AM on April 10, 2018

In the famous words of the Portal turrets, "ow, ow, ow." I've just come back from my periodical chiropractor appointment and I have tape on...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Displays Memory Mobile computing

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HyperX Pulsefire Surge cuts the cruft
— 10:15 AM on April 10, 2018

It wasn't all that long ago that if you wanted a mouse with a fancy sensor, you had to deal with all sorts of gimmicky...

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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Nvidia drops support for Fermi GeForces and 32-bit operating systems
— 10:56 AM on April 9, 2018

We bet that more than a few gerbils still have a Fermi-era Nvidia GeForce graphics card laying around, perhaps in a secondary machine still running...

Type: News story Tags: Graphics Gaming Software

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EVGA Z10 Keyboard has a screen for stats
— 10:51 AM on April 6, 2018

PC displays keep getting bigger, and their resolutions continually increase. Sometimes, though, even a modern 32" 4K display can't provide enough information at once.

Type: News story Tags: Input devices Gaming

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WD Black NVMe SSDs deliver blazing performance at competitive prices
— 11:00 AM on April 5, 2018

Modern NAND flash chips in a compact package can deliver stunning throughput once they're freed from the shackles of the legacy SATA interface. Many...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Kingston A1000 SSDs offer NVMe storage on the cheap
— 3:15 PM on April 4, 2018

Kingston made the leap into the realm of NVMe SSDs about ten months ago with the release of the KC1000-series SSDs. Someone in the...

Type: News story Tags: Storage

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Microsoft restructures groups as Terry Myerson leaves the company
— 4:37 PM on March 29, 2018

More big changes could be on the way for Windows soon. According to Mary Jo Foley at ZDNet, Microsoft announced a major reorganization of...

Type: News story Tags: Miscellaneous Windows

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Apple iOS 11.3 brings power management to the people
— 3:28 PM on March 29, 2018

Perhaps the biggest benefit of buying an Apple device over an Android competitor is iOS' far superior cadence and frequency of software updates. Today, vast...

Type: News story Tags: Mobile computing Software Operating systems

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Thursday deals: a Patriot Ignite 480 GB SSD for $95 and more
— 2:15 PM on March 29, 2018

Greetings, gerbils! You'll be happy to know that my boxing bag is now fully in place, and my foot's healed. I expect to test both...

Type: News story Tags: Multimedia Storage Memory

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